David Messenger is the executive vice president and head of American Express’ new Online and Mobile business unit. In this capacity, Messenger is responsible for developing new online and mobile payment capabilities and associated services and applications, with an emphasis on creating strategic digital partnerships. Additionally, the role comprises all online and mobile marketing, business development, customer care and CRM functions.
Prior to joining American Express, Messenger worked at Virgin Mobile USA as chief administrative and corporate development officer where he was responsible for corporate development, corporate strategy, technology, operating platforms, customer care, customer base management, and customer experience.
Previously, he served as senior vice president for Take-Two Interactive Inc. in New York City. Before that, Messenger was a principal at Towers Perrin, in senior positions responsible for mergers and acquisitions and managing a consulting practice for the east and central regions. Earlier he worked at Price Waterhouse in the media, entertainment and communication sectors in both the United Kingdom and the United States.
Messenger holds a bachelor of science in psychology from the University of Wales College in Cardiff, United Kingdom.